Category: Suffer

hunger and thirst for righteousness

David sought to be in a right relationship with God. Is that the same as seeking righteousness and justice? Is this just for ourselves, or is it for others also?

Here and Now

If the Holy Spirit is recognized in the church, then we are a part of His Kingdom. And the disciples lived to see this at Pentecost. God is intending us “to act” and not wait for the return of Jesus while neglecting to do His work in the here and now.

To Enable or to Help

The key factor in maintaining an addiction is enabling. This enabling allows the addict to experience no consequences for their destructive habits. And a person who is co-dependent also will not function well if they don’t have some way to shelter the addict.

Giving Thanks

In 2020 it’s hard to find things to be thankful for. I remember in the great recession of 2008 that people fell out of the middle class and never found their way back. I know there’s a large percentage of our population that make just enough to survive; and now a great portion of them have lost their jobs and could soon be homeless.

Fear of the LORD

The fear of the LORD comes because of our inherent sinful nature which will not allow us to love God and to put God above us. The sin of Adam and Eve was to buy into Satan’s lie and to put ourselves in the place of God. They forfeited that birthright to Satan who rules the dark forces of this world.